Big 12 Football: Preseason All-Big 12 Team Announced

Sean FryeFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2013

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The Big 12 Conference announced on Wednesday the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, as well as the preseason individual awards. Reigning Big 12 champion Kansas State led the way with five selections on the preseason team.

Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk was named the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, while TCU Horned Frogs defensive end Devonte Field, the conference's only unanimous selection to the preseason team, is the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Running back Charles Sims of the West Virginia Mountaineers, a transfer from Houston who has just one year of eligibility left this season, is the newcomer of the year.

Take a look at the 2013 Preseason All-Big 12 Football Team:


WR: Josh Stewart, Oklahoma State

TE: Jace Amaro, Texas Tech

OL: Cyril Richardson, Baylor

OL: Cornelius Lucas, Kansas State

C: Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

OL: Trey Hopkins, Texas

OL: Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech

WR: Eric Ward, Texas Tech

QB:Casey Pachall, TCU

RB: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor

RB: John Hubert, Kansas State



DL - Devonte Fields, TCU

DL - Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State

DL - Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas

DL - Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech

LB - Bryce Hager, Baylor

LB - Jordan Hicks, Texas

LB - Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State

DB - Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State

DB - Jason Verrett, TCU

DB - Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma

DB - Quandre Diggs, Texas


Special Teams

P - Kirby Van Der Kamp, Iowa St

PK - Jaden Oberkrom, TCU

PR - Tramaine Thompson, Kansas State

KR - Tyler Lockett, Kansas State


While the Wildcats led all Big 12 teams with five selections, the Texas Longhorns, Texas Tech Red Raiders and TCU Horned Frogs each had four players earn preseason honors.

The Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers were the only teams in the Big 12 teams to not have a player make the preseason team.

College football in the Big 12 starts with two games on Friday, August 30. Texas Tech faces SMU, while Kansas State takes on North Dakota State, the two-time FCS champions.